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Valley Jump Tour

The Valley Jump Tour at Berkshire East Canopy Tours is one of the most exiting zip line tours in country. Soar through trees and across valleys.

Mountain Top Tour

7 beautiful tower to tower zip lines, two ski lift rides make the Mountain Top Tour an exciting guided adventure. Landscape and wildlife views abound.

Base area tour at Berkshire East Canopy Tours

Base Area Tour

The Base Area Tour is a great time for groups, families, and the first timer. Combine the tour with North America’s Longest Mountain Coaster and enjoy a thrilling day.

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ZIP LINE CANOPY TOURS AT BERKSHIRE EAST

 

With three different zip line canopy tours featuring some of North America’s longest zip lines, Berkshire East Canopy Tours is New England’s largest zip line destination. Featured by USA Today as one of the Top 10 Zip lines of the United States! Whether you are getting a taste of zipping on our Base Area Tour or seeking an adrenaline rush on our Valley Jump, there is something to suit all interests. Each tour has limited space, so make sure to make a reservation in advance.

The Valley Jump tour is our most adventurous and adrenaline filled tour! This is one of North America’s premier zip line tours. After a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain, it is all downhill… with each line getting longer and faster as you go. The first four lines, ranging from 700 to 1100 feet will have you honing your skills and zooming through the canopy before your arrival to X1 and X2. Two of the country’s longest zip lines, our X lines are the real deal! X1 (2300 ft) transports you from one mountain to mountain, with great views of the valley floor far below. After a short but rigorous hike up the other side, the tour’s longest and fastest line awaits! At a length of almost half a mile, X2 returns you back to Berkshire East Ski Area at speeds up to 50 mph and almost 200 ft in the air! To top it all off, our dual lines on X1 and X2 allow you share the exhilaration with your friends as you race head to head across the valley. If you are looking for a heart pumping, adrenaline filled experience, then try out Berkshire East’s Valley Jump Tour!

The Valley Jump Tour is also an extremely popular option for larger groups, like scout groups, schools, kids camps and youth groups. Visit the group tap to learn about scheduling a zip-line adventure group.

Valley Jump Details

Price: Adult (17-64) = $110   Youth (age 12-16)  = $100  Senior (age 65+) = $100  ($10 Military discounts available with ID)

Minimum Age: 12 Minimum Weight: 100 lbs Maximum Weight: 260 lbs

Guided Zip Line Canopy Tour Length: Approximately 3 hrs

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Seven zip lines, two chairlift rides, zip platforms up to 45 feet in the air, and gorgeous mountain top views, make the Mountain Top Tour our most popular tours. With zip lines up to 100 feet in the air and 250 to 850 feet in long, the tour is an adrenaline rush for even the most adventurous zipper.  After a scenic chairlift ride to the top and an orientation by our friendly guides, the first line provides a perfect warm up. From there, a series of platform and ground landings await as you navigate across the top of the mountain. Unique dual racing lines provide the opportunity to challenge your friends and zip side by side through the tree tops! The tour culminates in a relaxing chairlift ride, providing wonderful views of the Deerfield River Valley below. This classic zip line tour is perfect for first time or returning zippers.

*Transport by vehicle may replace the chairlift ride based on weather, maintenance or otherwise.

The Mountain Top Tour is the intermediate experience that is often selected as the best choice for those who have never been on a Zip Line and is an extremely popular option for larger groups, like scout groups, schools, kids camps and youth groups. Visit the group tap to learn about scheduling a zip-line adventure group.

Mountain Top Details

Price: Adult (17-64) = $85   Youth (age 8-16)  = $75  Senior (age 65+) = $75  ($10 Military discounts available with ID)

Minimum Age: 8 Minimum Weight: 75 lbs Maximum Weight: 275 lbs

Guided Zip Line Canopy Tour Length: Approximately 3 hrs

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Just want to try it out? Zip the two line course at the base of the ski area twice to get an exciting taste of zip lining before tackling our larger lines. The Base Area Tour is located in front of the Main Lodge and consists of three elevated platforms connected by two sets of dual racing cables, 380ft and 570ft feet long. This course provides a perfect introduction to zipping at an affordable price for those not sure about our longer tours, families with kids, or those short on time. A short walk from our base lodge to the first platform, the Base Tour is accessible option for almost all levels of fitness and ability. For excitement at a great price, try out the Base Tour!

The Base Tour is also an extremely popular option for larger groups, like scout groups, schools, kids camps and youth groups. Visit the group tap to learn about scheduling a zip-line adventure group.

Base Area Details

Price: Adult (17-64) = $30   Youth (age 8-16)  = $20 Senior (age 65+) = $20  ($10 Military discounts available with ID)

Minimum Age: 8 Minimum Weight: 75 lbs Maximum Weight: 275 lbs

Guided Zip Line Canopy Tour Length: Approximately 1 hr

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Reservations are easy with Berkshire East Canopy Tours. Book online, or call 413.339.6617 to speak with our customer service staff. Our friendly customer representatives are available to answer all of your questions about zip line canopy tours, whitewater rafting on the Deerfield River, downhill Mountain Biking at Thunder Mountain Bike or North America’s longest Mountain Coaster.

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Group Booking Information With Berkshire East Mountain Resort

Planning an adventure for your next business meeting, family get together, birthday, wedding, or class reunion? Are you a non-profit group planning a field trip for your school, summer camp, recreation program, scout troop or youth group? We will be happy to assist you in planning a zip-lining trip to make your group’s next adventure a fun and memorable experience. Groups must call us at 413-339-6617 to check for availability and make a reservation.

Group Organizer:

Please designate one person as organizer for efficient contact, scheduling, booking and payment. As organizer, please double check that all participants fall within the tour’s age / weight requirements. Please collect all participants signed waivers to streamline the check-in process on the day of your trip. When applicable, they must also assign adult chaperones and provide us with a participant roster. Non-profit organizations comprised of youths or participants in need of adult supervision are allowed one free adult chaperone for every 10 paying participants, (not applicable for private groups). Participant rosters are helpful for checking in larger groups and should clearly identify adult chaperones.

Payment Options:

In order to get discounted group rates, full payment must be made by the organizer when the reservation is set-up. We do not extend group rates for parties wanting their individual participants to pay separately. Please note that special payment arrangements are available for certain non-profit organizations that require an invoice and need time to acquire a check from their organization. In these instances, we do require a deposit at the time the reservation is made. The group’s final numbers and check must be received by us at least 5 days in advance of your tour.

Logistics:

Groups should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of your tour time, (45 minutes for large groups). Any personal items not being taken on the tour should be left at home or in your vehicle. The group organizer must check in at the Customer Service desk in the Main Lodge upon arrival. The organizer will assist us in verifying that all participants are here and that the waivers have been fully completed and signed. Once check-in is complete the group will be directed to their designated tour station(s). Participants will then meet their tour guides, review our safety directives, and get geared up. Often times large groups are split into smaller groups of 10 – 12 participants and tours are sent out staggered every 15 minutes. If applicable, a chaperone should be assigned to each smaller group to assist our guides with supervision. The length of time a group can spend on-site the day of their tour varies depending on the number of participants, which tour(s) were booked, the weather, and if they have opted to have lunch here.

Amenities:

Berkshire East Mountain Resort is home to zip lining, white water rafting, North America’s longest Mountain Coaster, and downhill mountain biking. Our main lodge offers seating, restrooms, and free Wi-Fi. We have a gift shop which sells snacks & drinks, apparel, bug repellent, sunscreen, and souvenirs. Group lunches must be pre-arranged and paid for in advance of your trip, please contact customer service to schedule. Your group can choose from either a BBQ option or cold lunch option. BBQ includes the participant’s choice of either a hot dog, hamburger, or veggie burger. Cold lunch option includes the participant’s choice of a sandwich (ham, turkey, or veggie). Group lunches include chips, a drink, and ice cream. We also have a cafe on-site which offers a full lunch menu and is open during our peak zip season.
Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Book A Tour?

Reservations may be in one of three ways: Book now, using our on-line reservation system. Over the Phone 413.339.6617 x 305. On site as a walk-in customer. If you want to zip that day, we will do our best to accommodate you, however, we cannot always guarantee you a spot if you want to go the same day. Reservations are strongly suggested. Phone reservations can be made with a BECT customer service representative at 413-339-6617 during normal business hours. Online reservations may be made at any time. Full payment is expected upfront when you make your reservation.

Are Gift Certificates Available

They sure are! Please Call 413.339.6617 to get yours mailed today!

What Should I Wear?

Participants will be given a harness and a helmet. These will be worn over your clothes, so please be sure to wear clothing that will fit comfortably under these items. Longer shorts or pants are recommended. Participants are required to have closed-toe shoes; hiking shoes or sneakers work the best. No sandals, water shoes, or high heels. (Fortunately if you show up with shoes with open toes, we can rent you some shoes, but its best to be prepared and comfy with your own gear.)   Sunscreen, bug spray and sunglasses are recommended.  If wearing glasses, be sure to have something to secure them to your head.   Long hair and dangling jewelry must be secured.   We do zip in the rain, so in the event of inclement weather, make sure to bring your rain gear.

What Age? What Weight? What Height?

For the Base Area or Mountain Top Tours, participants must be at least 8 years old and weigh between 70 and 275 lbs. For the Valley Jump Tour, participants must be at least 12 years old and weigh between 100 and 260 lbs. For the safety of our guests, we are strict about these rules. Berkshire East Canopy Tours reserves the right to weigh our guests, and we routinely do for safety purposes. There are no height restrictions. Please not our tours are not suitable for women who are pregnant, or anyone with certain existing medical or mental conditions. Please know yourself.

Do I Need To Sign A Waiver?

A waiver form is required from all participants. The waiver is sent electronically during the booking process. Those under the age of 18 will need to have their parent or guardian complete the digital waiver for them. You may also complete the electronic waiver upon your arrival during the check-in process.

How Much Physical Exertion Should I Expect?

The Base Area and Mountain Top Tours involve walking short distances on well maintained trails, so guests must be prepared for hiking. Our Valley Jumping Tour requires a fairly challenging uphill hike of approximately 10 minutes, as well as shorter walks in between all of the individual zips.

How Does Berkshire East Canopy Tours Compare to Other Zip Line Canopy Tours

Favorably! Not many canopy tours offer our complement of zip lines, lift rides, and experience. We offer some of the longest zip lines in North America, we have a great mountain top tour, and we have a great introductory tour. We’ve had guests from all over the world! Not to mention a lot of repeat business from around our western Massachusetts. Most people leave wanting more. Our core policy is to give people the experience of a lifetime.

Should I Tip My Guide?

Similar to other service industries, if a guest feels like he or she has received exceptional service, a tip for the guides is encouraged. A great deal of training and attention to detail has gone into the preparation and execution of each tour. If you feel like you have experienced an exceptional tour, it is likely due to the professional and diligent approach of your guides.

Can I Bring A Camera?

Yes, you can bring a camera with an appropriate security strap. Please note that we do not provide photography services at this time.

Can I Bring A Pet

No. For the well-being of your pet and the safety of other guests, we do not allow pets on our premises. This includes anywhere on our grounds or facilities. Pets should not be left unattended in your vehicles.

What Can I Bring On The Tour?

Backpacks are permitted for your water bottle, camera, or other necessary personal items. Be sure you have appropriate security straps attached to any electronics or cameras and everything is securely attached to you. We suggest you use straps to secure your eye glasses or sunglasses. We strongly suggest that any unnecessary valuables be left at home or safely locked in your vehicle. Customer Service can only hold car keys, (no other items). Our guides are not allowed to carry your personal items for you while you are on the tour. If you carry an EpiPen or other necessary medication, please let your guides know. Please be advised that we not responsible if you loose items or if they are stolen while on our premises.

Are There Refreshments

Berkshire East serves breakfast and lunch from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm daily. Choices include eggs, omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers, soup, salads and more. Coffee, drinks and snacks are also available in our Retail Store. We also have beer to purchase for individuals 21 years of age and older, after 12:00pm during operating hours. Please remember that alcohol may not be consumed prior to zip lining.

What If I Am Afraid of Heights?

Most participants are surprised with the level comfort experienced during their tour. Our guides are sensitive to our guests fears and are practiced in helping new riders work through any initial apprehensions. Our entire zip line system is engineered for safety and employs a passive gravity braking system, which allows riders an added level of assurance. Essentially, all the rider needs to do is sit back and enjoy the ride and the incredible views.

Age Definitions

Youth= age 8-16, Adults= age 17+, Seniors= age 65+, Military= Active or retired military person(s) with a Military ID or other proof of service. Our military rates are extended to the military person’s immediate family, (spouse, children, siblings and parents).

What is the Inclement Weather Policy?

Please note that Berkshire East does not cancel tours for rain or other minor inclement weather. We run our tours rain or shine, regardless of the temperatures, so come prepared with rain gear and warm clothes if rain or cold temperatures are forecasted. However, in the event of high winds or lightning, we may have to post-pone or end up canceling a tour. In these instances you could experience a weather delay while we wait for a storm to pass. If Berkshire East makes a decision to cancel or postpone your tour for any reason, we will try to accommodate you by asking you to return later that day, rescheduling you to come another day, or we will refund the money you paid to us if rescheduling is not an option.

What Are Acceptable Forms of Payments?

Berkshire East Canopy Tours accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. We do not accept American Express or personal checks. If you have a gift certificate or a voucher to use, you can enter the voucher number on the payment screen when making your on-line reservation.

What If My Question Wasn't Answered in the FAQ?

Please call 413.339.6617 x305. Or email info(at)berkshireeast.com.

ZIP GALLERY

“Best Way to See the Berkshires!”

Reviewed October 13, 2015

Our large group of 14 had a fantastic time Zip Lining at Berkshire East Canopy Tour. Four of us did the Valley Jump Tour and eight (including kids) did the Mountain Top Tour. Guides were informative, patient and thorough and worked with those who were nervous. Safety was the focus and there wasn’t a moment of down time. The guides kept the group moving and made the experience memorable. No other way to see the beauty of the Berkshires! Also did the Mountain Coaster and it was really fun for the kids.

Visited October 2015

Susan A

Trip Advisor

Berkshire East Canopy Tours

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